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welcomeTechnology Transfer is the process of moving research results from the laboratory to the marketplace. The Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT) and the Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (ISURF) work in concert to facilitate and enhance the inventive and creative works of Iowa State University's employees and students, and to transfer these works for the benefit of society.

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Recently Issued Patents:

  • US Patent No. 8,790, 621, "Nanoparticles and Nanoparticle Compositions", issued July 29, 2014. More information is available here.

  • US Patent No. 8,791,707, "Concentric Coplanar Capacitive Sensor System with Quantitative Model", issued July 29, 2014. Licensing information is available here.

  • US Patent No. 8,735,538, “Use of Methanobactin”, issued May 27, 2014.  This technology is available for licensing.

  • US Patent No. 8,737,429, “Bandwidth Recycling in Networks”, issued May 27, 2014.  More information is available here.

  • US Patent No. 8,686,192, “Method for the Conversion of Cellulose and Related Carbohydrate Materials to Low-Molecular-Weight Compounds”, issued April 1, 2014. For licensing information, click here.


ISURF reinvests in Iowa State University research.  Over the last ten years, ISURF returned over $55 million to inventors, colleges, and research centers and established a Research and Economic Opportunities Fund in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. Click here for ISURF's annual report. 

ISURF is collaborating with the Department of Energy to promote Ames Laboratory technologies on the  Energy Innovation Portal.


 Patent Reform. A summary from the United States Patent and Trademark Office with the effective dates for the different provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ("AIA"), H.R. 1249   can be found here.  For an outline of the AIA click here and for the full version of the AIA click here.


The August 2014 issue of the SBIR/STTR Newsletter is now available online.


The USDA SBIR workshop that was held August 4th, 2014 was recorded, thanks to sponsorship from the Iowa Energy Center, and the webcast can be viewed here.


 Learn more about a continuous biometric authentication using keystrokes.  For licensing information, contact Craig Forney.

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